High Tech: Can Technology
Help People Age in Place at
Home

Aaron Hagedorn, PhD
Katie Walker, MSG

1
Let’s put technology in context
Early novelties sometimes
become modern
necessities
2
About 15 Generations Ago…
Combination Lock
(1550 AD)

Mechanical
Calculator
(1623)

3
Ambulance
(1792)

Electric Car (1842)

4
About 5 Generations Ago…
Facsimile
Telephone
Machine
(1876)
(1842)

5
About 3 Generations Ago
Blow-dry Hair Dryer Powered Hearing
( 1890)
Aid (1898)

6
Chloroform
Anesthetic
(1847)

Breast Implant
(1895)

7
Our Grandparent’s Technology…

Electrocardiograph Answering machine
(1904)
(1903)

8
Our Parent’s Technology
Heart -Lung Artificial Intelligence
Machine
(1956)
(1953)

9
Our Generation’s technology
Random Access
Memory(RAM)
(1968)

Computer mouse
(1968)

10
Our Generation’s technology
ATM (1967)

Internet (1969)

11
Technology of the Future -Today

12
iPhone -2007, iPad -2010, & Apps

Applications Such As:
Personal Caregiver (iPhone)
Pain Care (iPhone)
iBiomed (iPhone/iPo...
Can Modern Technology
Improve my life?
• Will telemedicine keep me out
of institutions?
• Will anyone know if I fall and
c...
How Can Modern
Technology Help?
• Is there a way I can find my
lost keys?
• Can I be better connected to
distant relatives...
Telemedicine

Medapps.com

Intel

16
Home Monitoring System Cont
• GrandCare -Remote
environmental sensing and
passive physiological sensing

17
Home Monitoring Systems Cont
• ActiveCare Personal
Assistance Link
Handset
–Push button and an
operator will talk to
user
...
GPSshoe.com

19
Home Monitoring Systems Cont
• Ideal Life System
–capture, store, and share
health information such as
glucose levels, bod...
Home Monitoring Systems Cont
• Phillips Lifeline
–Will automatically call for
help if fall is detected
–Quick access to he...
Home Monitoring Systems Cont
• SafetyNet
– Lojack
SafetyNet is a
program that
keeps tabs on
individuals with
cognitive
imp...
Home Monitoring Systems Cont
• Wearable
devices are
equipped with
state of the
art fall
detection
technology.

23
Home Monitoring Systems Cont
• ExpressMD™
Electronic
House Call™ is
a remote
patient vital
signs
monitoring
device.

24
Low Vision Aids
• Geemarc 40 dB
Phone with 10
Photo Memory
Buttons
–Allows user to
put pictures
next to auto
dialing butto...
Low Vision Aids
• Journey FLEXi Flat
Panel Magnifier
–Can raise the
camera to
accommodate large
objects or can be
lowered ...
Low Vision Aids Cont

• TV Partner
(Remote)
–Can be used with
TVs, VCRs,
TIVO, DVD, and
cable boxes.
• Innotech Voice
acti...
Low Vision Aids Cont
• VisionBoard2
–Keyboard
with square
keys and
large, bold
black-onyellow letters
and numbers

28
Low Hearing

• TV-100 TV Direct TV
Listener
• TV-Ears
–Wireless,
lightweight,
personal sound
amplification
–Generally betw...
Low Hearing
• The California
Telephone Access
Program (CTAP)
• CapTel 800

30
Low Hearing

• ReSound
Alera™
Hearing Aids
–Gives an
exceptional
surround
sound
experience

along with
strong and
clear wi...
Medicine Management
• Phillips
Medication
Dispensing
Service
–Accommodates
up to 40 days
of medicine
32
Medicine Management
• E-pill
Medication
Reminders
–Dispenses
up to 6
times a day
33
Medicine Management Cont
• Apps for iphone, ipad
–Medicine Cabinet; iRxHelper
• Health Cloud
– Allows Google Health users
...
Health and Wellness
• Wii Fit
• Microsoft Kinect

35
Simplified computing

Telekin or Pointerware

36
Social Networking
• Facebook
• Twitter
• LinkedIn
• YouTube
• Google Buzz
• Skype

37
Social Networking Cont
• Facebook
–An electronic name and
photo directory that would
show the person’s picture,
name, emai...
Social Networking Cont
• Lets you send
brief 140character
updates that
look and feel
like text
messages.

39
Social Networking Cont
• LinkedIn
–“who you
know”
network of
current and
former
business
colleagues.

40
Social Networking Cont
• YouTube
–People can upload videos and
share them

41
Social Networking Cont
• Google Buzz
–Google Gmail
Email Users
–Share
updates,
photos,
videos, and
more.

42
Social Networking Cont
• Skype
–Voice and Video Calling
–Instant messaging, file
transfer and screen sharing
–FREE
43
On-Line
• Senior Center Without Walls
– Offers activities, friendly
conversation, and an assortment of
classes and support...
Sites for Caregivers
•
•
•
•
•

LifeLedger
eCare Diary
Caring.com
Caregiver.com
CaringBridge.com

45
Questions?
Aaron Hagedorn
USC Clinical Assistant Professor of Gerontology
ahagedor@usc.edu
213-740-1725
Kathleen Walker, M...
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    1. 1. High Tech: Can Technology Help People Age in Place at Home Aaron Hagedorn, PhD Katie Walker, MSG 1
    2. 2. Let’s put technology in context Early novelties sometimes become modern necessities 2
    3. 3. About 15 Generations Ago… Combination Lock (1550 AD) Mechanical Calculator (1623) 3
    4. 4. Ambulance (1792) Electric Car (1842) 4
    5. 5. About 5 Generations Ago… Facsimile Telephone Machine (1876) (1842) 5
    6. 6. About 3 Generations Ago Blow-dry Hair Dryer Powered Hearing ( 1890) Aid (1898) 6
    7. 7. Chloroform Anesthetic (1847) Breast Implant (1895) 7
    8. 8. Our Grandparent’s Technology… Electrocardiograph Answering machine (1904) (1903) 8
    9. 9. Our Parent’s Technology Heart -Lung Artificial Intelligence Machine (1956) (1953) 9
    10. 10. Our Generation’s technology Random Access Memory(RAM) (1968) Computer mouse (1968) 10
    11. 11. Our Generation’s technology ATM (1967) Internet (1969) 11
    12. 12. Technology of the Future -Today 12
    13. 13. iPhone -2007, iPad -2010, & Apps Applications Such As: Personal Caregiver (iPhone) Pain Care (iPhone) iBiomed (iPhone/iPod) 13
    14. 14. Can Modern Technology Improve my life? • Will telemedicine keep me out of institutions? • Will anyone know if I fall and can’t get up? • Is the technology too complicated to use? 14
    15. 15. How Can Modern Technology Help? • Is there a way I can find my lost keys? • Can I be better connected to distant relatives • Why would I ever want to Tweet? 15
    16. 16. Telemedicine Medapps.com Intel 16
    17. 17. Home Monitoring System Cont • GrandCare -Remote environmental sensing and passive physiological sensing 17
    18. 18. Home Monitoring Systems Cont • ActiveCare Personal Assistance Link Handset –Push button and an operator will talk to user –Has GPS location $59 per month monitors and fall detection 18
    19. 19. GPSshoe.com 19
    20. 20. Home Monitoring Systems Cont • Ideal Life System –capture, store, and share health information such as glucose levels, body weight, or blood pressure. 20
    21. 21. Home Monitoring Systems Cont • Phillips Lifeline –Will automatically call for help if fall is detected –Quick access to help at the push of a button 21
    22. 22. Home Monitoring Systems Cont • SafetyNet – Lojack SafetyNet is a program that keeps tabs on individuals with cognitive impairments. 22
    23. 23. Home Monitoring Systems Cont • Wearable devices are equipped with state of the art fall detection technology. 23
    24. 24. Home Monitoring Systems Cont • ExpressMD™ Electronic House Call™ is a remote patient vital signs monitoring device. 24
    25. 25. Low Vision Aids • Geemarc 40 dB Phone with 10 Photo Memory Buttons –Allows user to put pictures next to auto dialing buttons 25
    26. 26. Low Vision Aids • Journey FLEXi Flat Panel Magnifier –Can raise the camera to accommodate large objects or can be lowered for normal desktop use 26
    27. 27. Low Vision Aids Cont • TV Partner (Remote) –Can be used with TVs, VCRs, TIVO, DVD, and cable boxes. • Innotech Voice activated remote 27
    28. 28. Low Vision Aids Cont • VisionBoard2 –Keyboard with square keys and large, bold black-onyellow letters and numbers 28
    29. 29. Low Hearing • TV-100 TV Direct TV Listener • TV-Ears –Wireless, lightweight, personal sound amplification –Generally between 29
    30. 30. Low Hearing • The California Telephone Access Program (CTAP) • CapTel 800 30
    31. 31. Low Hearing • ReSound Alera™ Hearing Aids –Gives an exceptional surround sound experience along with strong and clear wireless connections to your TV, stereo, computer and mobile phone 31
    32. 32. Medicine Management • Phillips Medication Dispensing Service –Accommodates up to 40 days of medicine 32
    33. 33. Medicine Management • E-pill Medication Reminders –Dispenses up to 6 times a day 33
    34. 34. Medicine Management Cont • Apps for iphone, ipad –Medicine Cabinet; iRxHelper • Health Cloud – Allows Google Health users to view their personal health record from their iPhone 34
    35. 35. Health and Wellness • Wii Fit • Microsoft Kinect 35
    36. 36. Simplified computing Telekin or Pointerware 36
    37. 37. Social Networking • Facebook • Twitter • LinkedIn • YouTube • Google Buzz • Skype 37
    38. 38. Social Networking Cont • Facebook –An electronic name and photo directory that would show the person’s picture, name, email address, and a little blurb about themselves 38
    39. 39. Social Networking Cont • Lets you send brief 140character updates that look and feel like text messages. 39
    40. 40. Social Networking Cont • LinkedIn –“who you know” network of current and former business colleagues. 40
    41. 41. Social Networking Cont • YouTube –People can upload videos and share them 41
    42. 42. Social Networking Cont • Google Buzz –Google Gmail Email Users –Share updates, photos, videos, and more. 42
    43. 43. Social Networking Cont • Skype –Voice and Video Calling –Instant messaging, file transfer and screen sharing –FREE 43
    44. 44. On-Line • Senior Center Without Walls – Offers activities, friendly conversation, and an assortment of classes and support groups to homebound elders and others who find it difficult to go to a community senior center. Participants call from the comfort of home through telephone conference calls. 44
    45. 45. Sites for Caregivers • • • • • LifeLedger eCare Diary Caring.com Caregiver.com CaringBridge.com 45
    46. 46. Questions? Aaron Hagedorn USC Clinical Assistant Professor of Gerontology ahagedor@usc.edu 213-740-1725 Kathleen Walker, MSG Kathlejw@usc.edu 46

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